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Half-brother charged in Collinsville teen's shooting death

Eli Estrada was shot and killed on Sunday. (Source: Facebook) Eli Estrada was shot and killed on Sunday. (Source: Facebook)
COLLINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The half-brother of a Collinsville teen has been charged in the shooting death of the teen.

In a press conference Thursday, DeKalb County District Attorney Mike O'Dell said Austin Buchanan, 20, the half-brother of Eli Estrada, has been charged with reckless manslaughter.

Estrada was shot and killed on Sunday. Officials responded to the scene and originally said it appeared the shooting was accidental.

Officials said he was shot with a .38 revolver gun that belonged to the boys' grandmother.

O'Dell said classified information and follow-up interviews indicated the incident is no longer considered an accident. Buchanan was arrested on a warrant on Thursday morning.

Buchanan is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on a $50,000 bond awaiting his 72-hour hearing. Officials said his charges are subject to change.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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